(Yicai Global) March 29 -- The Chinese mainland reported 45 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) yesterday, of which 44 were imported and a new domestic case was reported in Henan province, the National Health Commission said today.
By the end of yesterday, 693 imported cases had been reported, according to the commission.
Of the 44 new imported cases, eight were in Guangdong province, seven each in Shanghai and Tianjin, four in Beijing, three each in Liaoning, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces, two in Sichuan province and one each in Chongqing, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Shanxi, Jilin, Fujian, Jiangxi and Guizhou provinces, according to the commission.
Also yesterday, five deaths and 28 new suspected cases were reported on the mainland, with all the deaths in Hubei province, the commission said. Among the new suspected cases, 27 were imported and one was reported in Gansu province.
The commission said 477 people were discharged from hospital after recovery yesterday, while the number of severe cases decreased by 179 to 742.
The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 81,439 by the end of yesterday, including 2,691 patients who were still being treated, 75,448 patients who had been discharged after recovery, and 3,300 people who died of the disease.
The commission said that 174 people were still suspected of being infected with the virus.
The commission added that 18,581 close contacts were still under medical observation and 1,097 people were discharged from medical observation yesterday.
By the end of yesterday, 582 confirmed cases had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (including four deaths), 37 in the Macau Special Administrative Region and 283 in Taiwan (including two deaths).
A total of 112 patients in Hong Kong, 10 in Macau and 30 in Taiwan have been discharged from hospital after recovery.
Editor: Xia Ruirui